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That Was Then, This Is Now

Happy New Year 2018! What a difference a year makes! This time last year I was celebrating a brand new studio redo. That Was Then In all honesty, the room really never stayed like this - it's a working studio after all and I tend to make "creative messes."  It was certainly colorful! This is… Continue reading That Was Then, This Is Now

31 Day Blog Writing Challenge 2017, Rambling On, Weekly Review

My 2017 According to Instagram

Today is day 22 of the 31-day blog writing challenge and I really couldn't think of anything to ramble about besides Christmas quilts, or going out to lunch with my daughter-in-law yesterday - not that these events aren't significant- I just neglected to take photos yesterday... Ah, but I've got a whole year of photos… Continue reading My 2017 According to Instagram

31 Day Blog Writing Challenge 2017, Rambling On, Weekly Review

Which house? Or Perhaps We Should Say “Plan B”

It's two weeks until Christmas! It's also getting closer to our moving from "house to house" to begin reconstruction after Harvey.... A funny thing happened a few days ago - a little TMI actually - but I thought I'd share anyway concerning "which house?" After reading this you will probably think I belong in the… Continue reading Which house? Or Perhaps We Should Say “Plan B”

Red Aurifil thread matches the fabric perfectly for hand sewing a hanging sleeve on the back of a quilt
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Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style

Sundays are my day of worship. The afternoons I consider my "day off" and I generally spend it in the studio with a little Sunday sewing. As much as possible I try to do relaxing projects, usually personal vs business. That's my plans for today... Side note:  if you follow me on social media you… Continue reading Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style

Collection of quilts made by Karen Overton, Island Batik Ambassador
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My Adventures As An Island Batik Ambassador – So Far!

I have had a blast, an absolute BLAST, being a new Island Batik Ambassador. I  can't believe the year is half way over. Take a walk down memory lane with me as I review the quilt challenges so far this year! QUILT CHALLENGE ROUNDUP You may remember that as an Island Batik Ambassador I received… Continue reading My Adventures As An Island Batik Ambassador – So Far!

Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, is about to embark on a secret sewing mission
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Summer Secret Sewing

Say that three times! What a great start to summer! So what is "secret sewing," you ask? Quite frankly a new experience for me - after all, I am The Quilt Rambler, not the keeper of quilt secrets! Do you realize just how hard this has been for me trying to keep things under wraps… Continue reading Summer Secret Sewing

cartoon version of The Quilt Rambler studio with the appearance of the after effects of a whirlwind due to the creative clutter
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Can You Relate to My Whirlwind?

 The Past Few Weeks Have Been a Whirlwind At times do you feel like you are in a whirlwind? Not necessarily the devastation kind, but the kind where things just keep swirling with lots of commotion and activity. I think if my life story were to be written focusing on the past month it would… Continue reading Can You Relate to My Whirlwind?

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MIA: Behind the Scenes Creative Explosion

Oh my goodness! Where have the days gone! March Madness indeed! It's been 2 weeks since I've last blogged. I promise I haven't been on a world cruise and forgot to tell you about it. Actually, I wish I HAD been on a cruise! Things have been hopping over here in The Quilt Rambler studio… Continue reading MIA: Behind the Scenes Creative Explosion

Being a part of a quilting guild is sharing the love
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3 Reasons Why You Should Join a Quilting Guild

Today we are celebrating National Quilting Day and what better way than to discuss the top three reasons why you should join a quilting guild if you haven’t already done so.   Reason #1 To Join a Quilting Guild: to Meet New Friends It’s been my experience that quilters are some of the best people… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Join a Quilting Guild

Two palm trees at waters edge of Galveston Bay in Bacliff TX on a warm sunny February day
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What’s Up in The Quilt Rambler Studio – Weekly Review

Sometimes a rambler just has to ramble....and what better way than a weekly review of what's been happening professionally and personally...put your feet up with me and relax a bit as I share this week's happenings in and around the studio. Current Worldview: I don't do winters well and have been more than thankful that… Continue reading What’s Up in The Quilt Rambler Studio – Weekly Review